Doll Books

I haven't really been in the mood for chatting lately, hence the long absence from posting. However, thanks to an email from a friend over the weekend, I am feeling much brighter, so I decided to share some recent purchases.
These books are coming from the USA so I shan't be expecting to receive them anytime soon, as most of my parcels have been taking well over a month to arrive from overseas.
The first book "A Closetful of Doll Clothes" is written by Rosemarie Ionker. In it she shares her techniques for creating an entire wardrobe of dresses, pinafores, coats and underclothing from a few basic patterns, which are adjustable for dolls ranging from 11.5 to 20 inches.
The second book, "Helen Kish: The Artist and Her Dolls" by Louise Fecher, documents in full colour the extensive variety of Helen's creations, from her earliest porcelains in the late 1970's to the popular vinyl Riley and friends.

Ms. Fecher has also written a biography of the charisma…

Agatha Primrose

It seems she's a doll you either love or hate. Some thought her back story was simply ridiculous, while others thought she was too young for high heels. Personally I liked this doll as soon as I saw her when she was released in 2015, but at the time, not quite enough to purchase her.

My thinking has changed since then, just as it did about the Integrity Toy dolls, so I decided to see if I could find one to bring home. For a long time there were none available, then some were listed, but wouldn't you know it, at a price that was completely laughable!!
It's taken some time and my search has continued. Not long after I had ordered Kitty and Sindy, I found one quite by chance, a 13" Want to Dance Tonner Agatha Primrose (Ltd.Ed. 500) with brunette hair. She had never been removed from her box and was reasonably priced, which made me extremely happy.

My dolls never keep their back stories, they develop stories of their own and I don't think this frilly dress is going to…

They Have Arrived!

Yes, after a month touring the world my Kitty and Sindy have finally come home. I'm sorry the photos aren't better, but I am still looking to find a decent photo editing program.

I'll take some more photos of Kitty later when I change her into the lilac outfit and hopefully by then I'll have better photos to share.

I'm happy with both dolls, though I cannot for the life of me manage to put Sindy's earrings in. I think I'll have to try using a hot needle to pierce all the way through her vinyl, but if someone else has any better suggestions please let me know.

I hope you are all enjoying your dolls, I'm going to enjoy some down time from blogging for a few days, so I can finish off some overdue projects. However, I will be popping in now and then to catch up reading your blogs. :)